Camera obscure…

08 Feb

Among the various types of digital fiddling I occasionally engage in with my photographs, one of the most interesting I’ve experimented with so far is layering or overlaying several photos to form abstract or fantasy tinged images.

Here are my three favourites so far, I’d love to know what you think.

My first attempt;


Getting more adventurous;


And my latest masterpiece:


All three are composed entirely of, or created from, photos I took myself.

None of them have titles as yet.

I personally think the third one would make a great poster and I may well try getting it printed in large format to find out.


Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Arts, Photography


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10 responses to “Camera obscure…

  1. anfinsenart

    February 8, 2015 at 21:56

    Great job! I personally liked the 2nd one best. I could relate to it more than the third. They are all amazing. Yes, continue to do more. You are now an artist with a unique style!

    • dalecooper57

      February 8, 2015 at 22:03

      Hahaha, I’m not sure about that, but thank you, I’m glad you liked them.

  2. Charlotte Hoather

    February 9, 2015 at 13:01

    I like the first one best, that third eye is scary 🙂

    • dalecooper57

      February 9, 2015 at 13:02

      Hahaha, it is a bit odd, but the mixture appeals to me.

  3. Amy

    February 9, 2015 at 15:25

    I like both first and second. Well done, Dale!

    • dalecooper57

      February 9, 2015 at 15:39

      Cheers. I find the ladies like the more “romantic” two and gents prefer the weirder one.

  4. jerseylil

    February 9, 2015 at 22:52

    Really love these layering effects with the eyes, Dale!

  5. steph

    February 10, 2015 at 21:36

    Yes! These are great- I like the first and third best. I hope you try some really psychedelic pictures in the future.

  6. restlessjo

    February 18, 2015 at 08:10

    They’re interesting, Dale, and fun to play with, I guess 🙂 So clever what you can do if you’ve a mind. Back to your 50 shades 🙂

    • dalecooper57

      February 18, 2015 at 08:37

      Thanks Jo, it’s my latest fad. I’ve produced some quite bizarre ones using body parts. Not sure if they’re to everyone’s taste, but I expect they’ll find their way on here soon enough.

      Be afraid, be very afraid…


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